Miles Wilson: Running His Way into the Record Book

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Emma Beachner

Miles Wilson runs at track meet.

Noah Hargrafen, Writer

In his junior year, Miles Wilson medaled in the 1600-meter run and 3200-meter run at state track this past weekend, and finished in the top 20 of all 4A runners at cross country state in the fall. Breaking four school records along the way. Despite his success in running, it was not his first choice.

“I joined [track] in 7th grade because football just wasn’t working out,” said Wilson.

His decision to join track and cross country in his 7th grade year, along with preparation and relentless hard work helped him achieve setting the school records for the 1600 and the 3200-meter runs. Running a 4.20.17 in the 1600 and a 9.25.44 in the 3200.

He credits his success to his consistency of training. On the easy days, he runs four to six miles and on the hard days he runs eight to twelve miles or does hard intervals. He gets motivation from his teammates who push him to be his best everyday.

Outside of track, he keeps himself sane by hanging out with his friends and reading books. He also listens to a lot of music, and his favorite artists are Kanye West, Playboi Carti and Frank Ocean.

His personal goals for next year are medaling in the 1600 and 3200, but his main goal for next year is much more selfless.

“I want the team to qualify for state cross country next year. We haven’t done it since my freshman year, but I know we can do it,” Wilson said.